Photoshop CS4 All-in-one for Dummies

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Your one-stop Photoshop reference, filled with the latest tips and techniques There's a reason why Photoshop is the industry standard for image-editing software. But it's also that big, Photoshop has so many facets and features that a handy one-stop guide is exactly what you need. And you'll love the Putting It Together exercises that give you hands-on experience - in rich, full color! Learn the parts - the desktop, menus, panels, and key tools, and how to use Adobe Bridge Make your selection - learn about each of the selection tools plus the powerful Pen tool and Paths panel Brush up - on the Brush and Pencil tools and how to create vector shapes, create and edit type, and put type on a path Restore and retouch - correct and enhance color, improve contrast, and use the Clone Stamp and Healing tools to fix flaws and damage Print it - learn how to get the right resolution, image mode, and file format, and prepare your work for printing Open the book and find: How to crop images and increase their canvas size Tips for creating gradients and patterns Advice on resizing images How to composite images with layers and blending modes Filter techniques to correct or alter images How the Vanishing Point feature makes editing easier Steps for making adjustments with levels and curves How to create contact sheets